Jaguar Honour Mk 2 Anniversary with Rankin Photo Series

By Paul Joseph

The Jaguar Mk 2, one of the greatest British cars of all time, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and the marquee is celebrating the occasion with a series of specially commissioned photographs by the acclaimed artist Rankin.

Called ‘Rooms by Rankin’, the photo series pays homage to the style, creativity and individuality of the much-loved saloon car and celebrating three key models – XF, XE and Mk 2.

For the third and final instalment, Rankin created ‘Period Drama’ for the Mk 2, a bespoke, white-out room complete with a mesmerising pattern of black polka dots.

Speaking about the unique partnership between the legendary car brand and the internationally renowned fashion and style photographer, Rankin said: “The Jaguar Mk 2 is a very special car – undeniably beautiful and well-proportioned.

“I wanted to create something that celebrated the Mk 2’s form and its heritage, but also had a thoroughly modern edge to it. That’s why I chose to use polka dots.”

Jaguar Design Director, Julian Thomson, added: “Polka dots are perfect for the Mk 2. They can be wistfully nostalgic and they also have a modern currency that makes them a timeless classic.

“Rankin has managed to produce a truly stand-out creation. It’s elegant and has a captivating charm that we all appreciate at Jaguar.”

The MK2 was launched in 1959 at the Earls Court Motor Show and boasted a graceful design that is widely considered to have epitomised the era.

By Paul Joseph